Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

Republican lawmakers introduce regulatory reform report, bill package

A group of more than two dozen legislators, business organizations, academics, and advocacy organizations stood together Tuesday in the state Capitol’s Media Center to unveil a report on Pennsylvania’s regulatory reform issues and a package of bills they hope will restructure the state’s regulatory environment in an effort to spur economic development and job creation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
House Republicans to prioritize welfare reform in 2018

House Republicans to prioritize welfare reform in 2018

House Republicans stood at a baker’s dozen Tuesday in support of a package of what will be 20 pieces of legislation that seek to implement welfare reforms, an agenda being pushed by the House’s majority caucus in 2018.

The effort, spearheaded by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) and Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), is said to be one of the many ways House Republicans are trying to tackle fiscal issues facing the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Seven floor amendments adopted to natural gas severance tax bill

Seven floor amendments adopted to natural gas severance tax bill

After nearly two full days of pre-Thanksgiving debate, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered 23 of the nearly 400 amendments filed to House Bill 1401, legislation that would implement a volumetric natural gas tax in Pennsylvania.

 

With the House not returning to voting session until December 4, here is a look at the amendments approved by the House during the still ongoing second consideration process last week.

Monday, November 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Benninghoff

VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Benninghoff

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years."  Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today.
Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Proposal seeks to bring sunshine to judicial appointment of locally-elected officials

Proposal seeks to bring sunshine to judicial appointment of locally-elected officials

A proposal being circulated by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) seeks to add new Right to Know Law requirements to judicial agencies when performing the function of appointing people to vacancies in locally-elected offices.

Currently, judicial agencies of the Commonwealth must provide financial date under the Right to Know Law upon request, but the law requires no other disclosures from the courts.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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